Using Alternative Enketo Web Form Styles

Last updated: 15 Feb 2022

Enketo web forms can be customized in the way your questions are presented. There are two alternative styles that can be selected and even combined: Multiple Pages and Grid Theme.

Multiple Pages mode displays one question at a time per screen, or a group of questions set to display on the same screen. This is the same way KoboCollect works.

Grid Theme is an alternative display of questions meant to be more compact and more like paper forms where space is often a major concern. theme-grid allows displaying multiple questions per row and flexibly adapts in case of skip logic making a new question appear or disappear. To display multiple questions in a row they need to be part of a group, which by default shows up to four questions next to each other. This theme can be customized by defining the number of questions to be included in each row through the appearance field of each question’s settings. For more details see this post.

It is also possible to use both Multiple Pages and Grid Theme together. You can set these styles through the KoboToolbox formbuilder user interface:


If you are building your survey project through XLSForm, you could do the same by defining the theme under the style column in the settings sheet:




Themed form


Available styles in XLSForm:

XLSForm Theme


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Default – single page

theme-grid no-text-transform

Grid theme


Grid theme with headings in ALL CAPS


Multiple pages

theme-grid pages no-text-transform

Grid theme + Multiple pages

theme-grid pages

Grid theme + Multiple pages + headings in ALL CAPS